8 Best Things To Do In Neiva, Colombia

Things to do in Neiva
Margaret Shipra
Margaret Shipra 

Neiva is the perfect destination for you to travel for your vacation. It is a beautiful town with a nice and friendly neighborhood. Here, you can explore many things to see and do and never be bored of this place. This place offers some of the best sightseeing that reveals the history of this town. The scenic beauty of nature is mesmerizing, and it is something you do not want to miss!

1. Tatacoa Desert

Tatacoa desert
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Are you in the mood for some camping? Well, Tatacoa desert is the perfect place to hang out that is far from the city’s hustle and bustle. Located in Hula, which is two hours from Neiva, this place is also known as the tropical dry forest.

You can spend your night counting the beautiful stars in the sky, which is a rare experience. You can also visit the Red Zone or Zone Cuzco, and take a tour through the valley of ghosts and visit the gray desert. Other activities include horse riding, riding ATVs, bike riding, and walking. There are hotels available that run on natural energy so this is a place you really need to visit!

Tatacoa Desert

Address: Villavieja, Villavieja, Colombia

2. Termales De Rivera in Neiva


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This place is ideal for families as you can spend the night here with so many fun activities to do! This place is worth the hype. It features water parks with amazingly designed warm and cool pools for you to swim through!

The natural hot springs also have a spa that can be visited to rejuvenate your mind and body. Other activities include horseback riding and hiking. You can also visit the on-site restaurant that serves amazing food along, and there are plenty of hotels to stay with exceptionally reasonable prices!

Termales De Rivera in Neiva

Address: Rivera kilometer 20 Vía Neiva- Rivera

Website: Termales De Rivera in Neiva (in Spanish)

3. Santander Park


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This place is ideal for those who want to enjoy the beautiful sunset and admire the natural beauty that this place offers. This is a beautiful park with a mesmerizing sunset point that you can enjoy while sitting on the benches beneath the mature trees that cover you from the heat! Here you can also witness the stunning screeching of parrots that come here for their nightly rest. The best part about this place is the local life and the natural juice served around the corner.

Santander Park

Address: Cl. 8, Neiva, Huila, Colombia

4. Monumento La Gaitana

Vista frontal monumento a la Gaitana
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This is a beautiful monument that is ideal for a sightseeing day trip! Here, you can witness the Monumento La Gaitana located on the esplanade toward the finish of the Malecon in Neiva. This statue is sculpted to pay tribute to a lady named “La Gaitana” the chieftain, who confronted Spanish control after they murdered her child, driving the conquistador Pedro Anasco to death after the resistance of more than 6,000 individuals of indigenous groups. This statue speaks a lot about its history and it is admirable!

Monumento La Gaitana

Address: Street 11 and 13 | AV. Circumambulate, Neiva, Colombia

5. Museo Arquelogogico Regional Del Huila

Museo arqueologico y etnohistorico de pachiza
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Want to learn about the history of the pre-Hispanic past of Neiva? Well, this is a beautiful museum to visit as this place offers some of the best collections of statuary that consists of 300 pieces, ceramics, orfebrera, petroglyphs and artifacts the Baltics found in Neiva. This museum is known as the Space Renaissance as the archaeologists discovered this with their investigations! So, be sure to visit this place.

Museo Arquelogogico Regional Del Huila

Address: Neiva, Huila, Colombia

Facebook page: Museo Arquelogogico Regional Del Huila

6. Rio Magdalena

COLOMBIA. Río Magdalena, PUENTE FERROVIARIO. Límite de los Departamentos del Tolima y Cundinamarca (FLANDESGIRARDOT) Río Magdalena COLOMBIA MARZO 2008. Geoetiquetado y opción Flagcounter geotags.
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Want to enjoy the panoramic view of the beautiful waters that cross Columbia? Well, this place is ideal for a day trip as this place offers you some of the best moments of sailing a boat with boatmen stationed at the bank, and you can see the Great Magdalena River that crosses Colombia near the city of Neiva. It gives you a spectacular view for some tranquil bird-watching! This place is worth the wait.

Rio Magdalena

Address: Columbia

Website: Rio Magdalena

7. Immaculate Conception Cathedral

Capilla de La Inmaculada Concepción
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This is one of the most popular churches in Neiva! You can spend a beautiful day or evening here by visiting the cathedral located in Huila. This church is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary in her invocation of the Immaculate Conception. The interior of this church is beautiful and here you will find the peace that you need while you spend time in prayer and devotion.

Immaculate Conception Cathedral

Address: Church in Neiva, Huila, Colombia

Website: Immaculate Conception Cathedral

8. Edificio Nacional

Edificio Nacional de Neiva Calle 7 Entre carrera 6 y 7 . . . sobre su cupula se filmo una escena de la pelicula "El embajador de la India"

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If you admire architecture, then this is the best place for you! This is an interesting place to visit with its simply stunning architectural structure located at the heart of Neiva. It is made in Mudejar style, and it has eye-catching horseshoe arches and luxuriously decorated capitals. It has a dome, a rectangular patio and stained glass windows that decompose the light in chromatic tones. Altogether, this is a beautiful place that you should visit!

Edificio Nacional

Address: Calle 7 | Carrera 6 y 7, Neiva, Colombia

A ticket to paradise!

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This place holds all of the surprises you are looking for! From tracing its history to camping to fun activities to visiting the church, this place offers a perfect plan for your vacation! So, don’t wait further.

Pack your bags and venture out to this gorgeous destination that awaits you! Be sure to check out all the places listed above and make the most of them! Happy journey!

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